Ernie Gilbert loves biscuits but prefers unsweet tea, a mix of growing up in both upstate New York and North Carolina. As such he doesn’t have an accent. His television, music video and commercial credits have earned acclaim and heavy play in the U.S. and abroad.
In music videos, Ernie was nominated in 2018 for a best editing MTV VMA for Childish Gambino’s “This is America”. The same video went on to win the best music video Grammy in 2019. He’s edited music videos for the likes of John Legend, Trippie Red, 2 Chainz, ScHoolboy Q, Linkin Park, Portugal the Man, Shawn Mendes, OneRepublic, Death Cab For Cutie and many others. Combined these videos have over 1 Billion views on Youtube.
In television, Ernie has assistant edited on Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody award-winning shows like Baskets (FX), Atlanta (FX, and Barry (HBO). Recently he’s had the pleasure of cutting the Amazon pilot for the reboot of the BAFTA award-winning show People Just Do Nothing. His edit for the Drew Michael HBO Comedy special was described as “…the Most Polarizing Comedy Special of the Year” by the New York Times. He’s currently editing an unannounced HBO project.
In commercials, Ernie has worked with some of the largest ad agencies in the world and brands like Jordan, DirectTV, Banana Republic, Reebok, American Eagle, and Fox Sports. His work has premiered during the Daytona 500 and been seen in Times Square.
In his downtime, Ernie frequents Proof Bakery for the best croissants in Los Angeles and hangs out with his English Bulldog Zooey.
In the spring of 2020, Ernie made his narrative directorial debut with Nine Minutes (Constance Wu, Reggie Watts). An intimate sci-fi short shot on 35mm film on location at the Trona Pinnacles. His follow up Easy 8 (Byron Bowers, David Rysdahl) will be debuting this summer online.